Previously, on MinerBumping... The carebears of Mission Ready Mining were suffering from growing pains as they struggled to accept their new reality: An endless siege in Gelhan, where they used to mine in peace. Agent Georgia B Dixie picked up the baton and continued the education of MRM with her bumping Machariel.
Agent Georgia continuously bumped Le Anne's Orca. Though MRM had well over 2,000 members, Le Anne felt utterly alone.
A small handful of "defense" ships from MRM buzzed around the area, but they were unwilling or unable to do anything about Georgia's bumping campaign. Le Anne couldn't believe this sort of thing was tolerated in EVE.
Le Anne's "never" went wobbly. She hated the Code with every fiber of her bot-aspirant being. Yet she couldn't help but feel tempted. Only 10 million isk per year for mining rights?
Although mining permits are obviously a great deal at an unbelievable price, Le Anne didn't want to surrender. She felt entitled to mine in highsec without any interference from other players.
Freudian double-negative aside, Le Anne wanted an excuse not to pay. Imaginary non-Order bumpers provided her with a reason not to buy a permit.
So the bumping continued. Mission Ready Mining's thousands couldn't produce a solution to the bumping problem. Le Anne would need to wait for Georgia to get tired.
Once again, it dawned on Le Anne that she was entirely at Georgia's mercy. She wanted to mine, but she couldn't. She'd have to wait. Maybe Georgia wouldn't stop bumping Le Anne until her designated EVE-playing time was over. In fact, Le Anne could've tried mining in some other system, but bot-aspirants tend to be set in their ways.
With little else to do but watch her Orca sail across the grid, Le Anne's mind turned to scheming. She tried to blackmail our Agent!
Here's the problem with attempting to blackmail an Agent of the New Order: It doesn't work. Our Agents' conduct is so unquestionably impeccable that there's no way to get any dirt on them.
With no help from her fellow MRM pilots forthcoming, Le Anne could only think up ways to waste the time of EVE's already overworked GMs. Disgraceful.
Agent Georgia's compassion for Le Anne was tested; she was disgusted by the miner's conduct. Georgia focused her energies on bumping Le Anne's Orca. This is a well-known meditation technique. It helped.
Le Anne's plaintive cries only confirmed what everyone knew already: The New Order was completely unstoppable, and Georgia reigned supreme in the Gelhan system.
But a new challenger was about to enter the ring: The CEO of Mission Ready Mining himself.
To be continued...